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(Natural News)   Back in the day, parents allowed their kids to ride their bicycles to school, climb their neighbors' trees, or play at the local park by themselves without adult supervision. Today, they could be arrested and jailed for doing the same   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, Lenore Skenazy, adult supervision, Stasi  
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2012-09-16 03:20:47 PM  
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We were so poor that I didn't even have an onion on my belt. My mamma had to make one out of paper and sprinkle onion powder on it. Then I was arrested for cocaine possession, even though I was only 10, and seriously, have you ever seen onion powder? Apparently the cops had never seen cocaine, either. I never should have left the house.
2012-09-16 01:32:25 PM  
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Radioactive Ass: ms_lara_croft: [ image 400x300]

So what are you trying to say?

Back in the day, I had to walk to school uphill in the snow. Both ways. With no shoes. And an onion on my belt. We played on metal monkey bars fifteen feet in the air without tetanus shots. We ate dirt. It's sad you can't even let your kids climb trees or play in the park alone these days without "concerned" (nosy) neighbors (or ex-spouses) getting their knickers in a bunch and calling the cops on you. Unless you live in a high crime area. Then all bets are off.

/Get off my lawn. :)
2012-09-16 11:56:36 AM  
1 vote:
I guess fat kids are harder to kidnap...
2012-09-16 10:34:20 AM  
1 vote:

payattention: Back in my day....

Most people had some common sense. Nowadays, that seems to be something that is in VERY short supply.

/DCS, CPS = over-bloated bureaucracy that has to insure their yearly budget by doing something, so they jump on any report that comes their way with their pseudo-SWAT team and destroy whatever they come into contact with in the name of 'protecting the children'.
// get the impression I have been there? you are right...

You can blame the evil government for it, but they wouldn't be doing this if some idiot single parents out there weren't goading them into it. Or the parents lawyers.

America began to suck once women, and now increasingly men, figured out they could revenge their ex using the courts and the legal system.

After a generation of this going on, everyone thinks its normal.
2012-09-16 10:06:08 AM  
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LDM90: Please stop saying "back in the day". You sound stupid. It's "in my day" or "back in the old days". Back in the day means literally nothing.

Back in the day, my mother would yell "if you fall out of that tree and break your legs, don't come running to me."

She also said, on rainy days, "Sugar melts, but shiat floats so get outside and play."

/I miss my mom
//RIP Mom...
2012-09-16 09:02:06 AM  
1 vote:
This is mostly an HOA, nosey neighbor problem. Back when I was living in apartements, there were a couple of complexes were the kids had gone native, lord of the flies style.
2012-09-16 05:33:14 AM  
1 vote:
Meh. Studies show most kids today can't even form english words. I honestly wouldn't want tards like that out playing unsupervised either.

Give your teenagers some shiny objects that are too large to fit past the drool cup and set them in a corner. Some supervision is still required though. If you give them a toy that makes a squeaky noise or let's them farm gold with a level 80 magic ninja elf, they will eventually die from not even bothering to feed themselves.
2012-09-16 05:27:58 AM  
1 vote:
Pussification and fear. The way of the US. "Fear US - The Pussies!"
2012-09-16 05:10:59 AM  
1 vote:
"Be back in the yard when the streetlights come on"

"Don't get killed"

"Don't blow up any more GI Joe aircraft carriers with gasoline... the melted plastic will never come off the street"

That was a pretty comprehensive list of the rules

/yes, we really filled the USS Flagg with gas and blew it, and most of our Joes, transformers and go-bots up in one massive labor day weekend toy-death fest. End of summer, end of innocence, friends going off to private high schools.
2012-09-16 04:49:45 AM  
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Does this mean I can I have the state execute my parents for the insurance money? I may be in my 30s, but I'm unsupervised and immature. Think of the me!
2012-09-16 04:44:55 AM  
1 vote:
Back in the day, I used to bullseye womp rats in my T-16.
2012-09-16 02:26:01 AM  
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2012-09-15 06:55:54 PM  
1 vote:
So those parents who lock their kids in the closet or basement are doing the right thing now? awesome.
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